If you are like me, today is a sad day -- no more football for a while. Well to ease your pain, well my pain, I have estimated the day of the next kickoff. Since 2002, the opening game has taken place after Labor Day (first Monday of September), and most of those games have happened on a Thursday (instead of Wednesday). The time has been somewhat variable...it started at 9 p.m. EST for the first couple of years, but has since moved to 8:30 p.m. EST (with one 7:00 p.m. EST thrown in for fun).
So my guess is Thursday, September 5th, at 8:30 p.m. EST, football will be back. I can't imagine I'm off more than a day, but if it happens, I'll post a more accurate clock. Until then, good luck surviving the remaining 213 (from the time that I posted this) football free days.